is. democrats can't be in a hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil posture on this, or they're going to lose. >> to me it's fascinating how quickly somebody like eric cantor who has looked out of touch with -- i'm talking swing voters, not with me, calm down -- with swing voters, looks out, suddenly he sits there and says, come on, david. you know, the president just wants to keep raising taxes. we just can't -- in a bad economy, we can't keep raising taxes. suddenly you're, like, you know what? that guy's right. middle america's going, that guy's right. we can't keep raising taxes while the economy is weak. >> not to mention, and tom cole said the same thing yesterday, we just gave you a tax increase. >> rate. >> we just did this with the fiscal cliff. so why should we do this again? we gave last time. we should get some this time. but if you listen to those two sides yesterday on all the sunday shows, it's hard to imagine that the sequester won't happen. i mean, i don't -- they're not even close at this point. there's no middle ground. before we talk about the state of the union which, of course, takes place tomorrow night -- >> i am so excited about that.